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Author Topic: ZD9UW Tristan da Cunha  (Read 1751 times)
W6DXO
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« on: October 02, 2012, 09:31:55 AM »

I was disappointed to learn that the CW Op, Martin, could not complete the journey
for this DXpedition, thus leaving only Rob as a solo Op.

I still had hi hopes for bagging this one for an ATNO.

Unfortunately, Rob has been barely above esp levels out here on the Left Coast.

The DXpedition web site made mention that Rob was having amp troubles and I wonder if he ever did get the amp on-line.

With only two days remaining I'm seeing this one slip away  Cry

73 de harry, W6DXO



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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012, 09:38:13 AM »

I was disappointed to learn that the CW Op, Martin, could not complete the journey
for this DXpedition....73 de harry, W6DXO

He has done a good job on SSB (from what I can hear!), but I am with you. With his signal levels as low as they are here in N. Texas, CW would have been my preferred mode for sure!
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2012, 09:58:53 AM »

He came right up around 1600z and was working NA and EU equally. Took about 20 minutes with all the hamsters spinning full-out, but I got him; 9th band in the log! It's unfortunate that there won't be any CW this time but I'm thankful I got ZD9T a couple of years ago.
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2012, 11:14:55 AM »

One of our local guys bagged him on 20 meters but he has a 6-element monobander up around 90 feet. I'm not holding my breath hoping I can work him with my 3-element SteppIR at 72 feet Smiley Besides it looks like he will be only operating the next couple of days and then go QRT. Us worker bees don't have much of a chance.

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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2012, 11:22:36 AM »

And I thought I was the only one who couldn't hear him.
Currently all I can hear are mumbles and occassionally a
word or two. 
Like Scarlett O'Hara said:   Tomorrow is another day.

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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2012, 12:15:00 PM »

He was weak yesterday (10/1) on 15m ssb. Barely could hear him, but I did work him.
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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2012, 12:44:58 PM »

Sadly I fear this one is going to slip away too, as the damn geomagnetic decided to go ape at the wrong time (is there ever a right time?)....and I can't hear squat.....Unless things quiet down on the freqs in the next day or so, I am going to have a long wait to bag ZD9..... Angry.......

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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2012, 01:58:05 PM »

I was disappointed to learn that the CW Op, Martin, could not complete the journey
for this DXpedition, thus leaving only Rob as a solo Op.

I still had hi hopes for bagging this one for an ATNO.

Unfortunately, Rob has been barely above esp levels out here on the Left Coast.

The DXpedition web site made mention that Rob was having amp troubles and I wonder if he ever did get the amp on-line.

With only two days remaining I'm seeing this one slip away  Cry

73 de harry, W6DXO





Can't agree with you more as I can't even hear them at all.  I've worked neighboring St. Helena and Ascension ISlands with no problem.

73 de Delwyn KH6DC
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de Delwyn, KH6DC
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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2012, 03:53:56 PM »

It was an easy Q for me on 10M--not only was he loud but I spotted his listening frequency as well.
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KA1J
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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2012, 03:36:45 AM »

Useless to me as I need Tristan Da Cunha as an ATNO but I only work CW and let the SSB pass by.

Leaves more for everybody else.
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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2012, 03:54:23 AM »

Useless to me as I need Tristan Da Cunha as an ATNO but I only work CW and let the SSB pass by.

Leaves more for everybody else.

Me too! I was sorry to see G3ZAY had to cancel. Martin is a good CW op and I need ZD9 also.
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« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2012, 05:29:46 AM »

Got ZD9 on 40m ssb last evening. Another other bands would be fills.
Good luck to those that need em for a new one.
I think he is QRV until 10/4

73s
krish
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« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2012, 06:46:58 AM »

He was strong in GA this morning about 1200Z, 5/7 in the mobile on 10M.  He really ran a nice pileup very well.  can't imagine what it would be like to be a solo op on such a desired entity.
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